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Kick Off Your Shoes And Swim This Weekend, Because Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Reopening

By Carlos Morales After being closed for nearly 3 weeks, staff at Balmorhea State Park say the park’s historic, spring-fed pool will reopen in time for the holiday weekend. The most recent closure marked the second time in the last … Continue reading

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Border Patrol’s Presidio Station Sees Growing Number Of Migrant Families

By Sally Beauvais An unprecedented surge in the number of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is trickling into a remote area of West Texas, according to immigration authorities in Customs and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector.

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New Push For Eminent Domain Reform Expected At Texas Legislature

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media If you want to cook up a battle over private property rights in Texas, here’s the recipe: Take a handful of sprawling cities and growing populations that are expanding into once-rural areas, add a … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Balmorhea Pool Repairs Nears Million Dollar Goal

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A fundraiser to pay for repairs at a popular West Texas swimming hole has been extended, as organizers are hoping to reach a goal of $1 million. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation —separate … Continue reading

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Drillers Burn Off Record Amounts Of Gas As Focus Remains On Oil

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media In West Texas, natural gas flares dot the horizon, a sign of how oil drilling is growing faster than pipelines and other infrastructure.

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Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

Rocked by Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School, the religious community is looking for answers. Some faith leaders and churchgoers say prayer needs to return to school.

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Music Shows

Listen to the most-recent episodes of your favorite, locally-produced music shows. Shows on this page are ordered as they appear throughout the week (Monday up top, Sunday at the bottom) – Scroll down to find every show we have! To … Continue reading

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Construction Begins On Texas’ Largest Solar Farm

Construction has started on what will be the largest solar farm in Texas, the latest sign of renewable energy’s continued growth in what has traditionally been oil and gas country, via Houston Public Media.

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Despite A ‘Downturn,’ West Texas Oil Production Expected To Hit A Record High

Cost-cutting and advances in drilling technology are helping companies withstand persistently low oil prices.

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Despite A ‘Downturn,’ West Texas Oil Production Headed For A Record High

It was almost three years ago when the oil industry took a nosedive. The headlines told stories of lost jobs and struggling towns,but now, despite the continued downturn, things seem better. At least in the Permian Basin of west Texas.

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